Live ranked it the tenth best Rush song. Classic Rock readers voted "The Trees" the band's 11th best song. Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in August , in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson, and drummer, percussionist and lyricist Neil Peart.
The band and its membership went through a number of re-configurations between and , achieving their iconic lineup when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July , two weeks before the group's first United States tour.
Rutsey's departure stemmed primarily from health concerns regarding his diabetes. In the band played their final show due to Peart's declining health. And the CD version which was part of the Sector box set. I have to get the red colored vinyl record Ireland Interests: Music.. Posted 05 September - AM Trick vote - a because I can't really split Cygnus and b a cracking second side but in the spirit of things - 1. Bringer of Balance 2.
Circumstances 3. Vinyl, CD and original picture disc. Live ranked it the tenth best Rush song. Classic Rock readers voted "The Trees" the band's 11th best song. The lyrics relate a short story about a conflict between maple and oak trees in a forest. The maple trees want more sunlight, but the oak trees are too tall. The conflict ends when man cuts down the forest: And the trees are all kept equal After we have some of this with a couple of great riffs by Alex, we go into the quiet interlude, and the best part of the song.
It starts really quietly, having a repeating drum line and a soft synth behind the beautiful guitar of Alex. After that, another beautiful palm-muted riff comes in. This section greatly reminded me of The Trees. With solos and fills being thrown in the mix everywhere, I was greatly enjoying this part and tapping my foot along with it. Alex has another crazy solo while Geddy and Neil trade off adding little parts in between sections.
Eventually, they play the opening riff again and mess with some riffs, and the song finally ends. Rush really struck gold with this record, with combining things in songs that worked for them. Any progressive or rock lover should have this record, but I would not recommend it to those that are not fans of either genre, which is why I can not give this a 5, even though it gets a personal 5 from me.
If you give this a chance, get ready for a treat for your ears. Moving Pictures. A Farewell to Kings. Vapor Trails. Retrieved 23 September Rock Candy. Retrieved 29 January — via Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 5 January UK Albums Chart. British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Recording Industry Association of America. Rolling Stone. Retrieved Retrieved 1 February Retrieved 9 May Dionysus enters the song at this stage with promises of "love" and suggests the people throw off the "chains of reason.
The people began to fight over the solution to their ills. The world becomes divided into hemispheres. Acting on an old legend, he has piloted his ship directly into the black hole within the constellation Cygnus; he now emerges in Olympus, the home of the Greek gods, as a disembodied spirit. From here, he has a god's-eye view of the battle and can see that the people have divided themselves by a false dichotomy.REM GENRE "Progressive Rock" REM DATE REM DISC 1 TITLE "Hemispheres " FILE "Rush - didsfecbiwhilrare.ununitlartabesympphrathlospebotu.co" WAVE TRACK 01 AUDIO TITLE "Cygnus X-1 Book II - Hemi.